Hubert Harrison ‘Doc’ Cranfill

Published 4:45 pm Monday, October 5, 2015

Mr. Hubert Harrison “Doc” Cranfill, 94, of Garner Street, Mocksville, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born July 31, 1921, in Yadkin County to the late Bennett Harrison and Rhoda Shores Cranfill. Mr. Cranfill was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He was a member of Turrentine Baptist Church. Mr. Cranfill was known as “Doc” because of his knowledge of tires.  Nationwide, he was the No. 1 salesman with Myers Tire in Charlotte, where he had been employed for 16 years. He retired from self-employment in 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Treva Moser Cranfill; his second wife, Lois Peoples Cranfill; and 5 siblings, Mary Lee Smith, Blanch Redding, James, Luke and Burley Cranfill.

Survivors: his wife, Estelle Wooten Sammons Cranfill of the home; 2 children, Larry “Butch” Cranfill (Pat) of Advance and Jean C. Lefler of Salisbury; 3 grandchildren, Tim Cranfill (Donna), Tanya Saylor (Robert) and J.D. Lefler; 3 great-grandchildren, Sarah Cranfill, Ashlee Saylor and Bobby Cranfill; a sister, Mattie Sue Simpson (Rodney) of King; 4 stepchildren, Dwight Sammons (Jane), Nelson Sammons (Sandra), Wayne Sammons (Betty) and Shirley Kimmer; 7 stepgrandchildren, Tammy Taylor (Richie), Britt Sammons, Terry Sammons (Robin), David Sammons (Shelia), Bradley Sammons (Christina), Debby Sammons and Tonya Sammons; 5 stepgreat-grandchildren, Jordan and Collin Taylor, Katelyn, Chloe and Kristina Sammons.

A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Carlton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Turrentine Baptist General Fund, 613 Turrentine Church Road, Mocksville.